#95 – Lee & Low Reaches High: How a Small, Independent Publisher is Succeeding in Diverse Multicultural Books

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In this episode you’ll hear

In the interview you’ll hear

  • the learning process, even for a publisher
  • how shy people can learn to market their books
  • the imbalance of books published by people of color
  • the imbalance between characters of color and caucasian ones
  • a fab article by Suzanne Morgan Williams in the SCBWI bulletin (May/June 2012)
  • New Voices award
  • about Lee & Low’s acquisitions
    Tu Books Spring 2012
  • about Tu Publishing
  • racism in picture books like Tikki Tikki Tembo
  • It Jes Happened – a children’s biography on Bill Traylor, who started drawing at the age of eighty-five and became one of America’s most important outsider artists.

Recent Comments

  • Melitsa @ Raising Playful Tots
    May 10, 2012 - 8:05 am · Reply

    Great conversation about publishing and people of colour. So many people don’t think it’s a big deal what colour the characters are in a book. My boys are so excited to see a person of colour in a book. Their smile says it all. It’s not until you see that you dream that you can be.

    • katie
      May 10, 2012 - 8:12 am · Reply

      Thank you, Melitsa. I agree, which is one reason I wanted to get Jason on the show. Thanks for commenting!

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